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Thursday, 30 October 1913

Senator McCOLL - The answer is -

Facilities have been provided by the Department for instruction in telegraphy, telephony, and mechanical work, and for general instruction leading up to specialized branches, by the institution of departmental classes of instruction in telegraph and telephone operating ; by arranging for special courses of instruction in technical subjects at technical colleges and training institutions; by arranging for departmental officers to act as instructors at such technical institutions; by agreeing to pay the fees of officers who successfully pass an approved course of technical instruction, and by the formation of a departmental class of technical instruction.

In addition to this the Postmaster-General, after consultation with the Public Service Commissioner, recently took action for the preparation of a scheme for the extension of these facilities for the technical training of youths in the Department.

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